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Delete / remove a virtual server in Hyper V

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We have a Windows 2008 R2 server running Hyper V and one of the virtuals is no longer needed.  I wish to delete it including any space it is occupying on this server including snapshots.  I also want to free up any resources that were assigned to it.  It is currently off.

I see in Hyper V manager two options.  One is Remove Server and the other is delete.  Which should I use?

Will this require a reboot of the server to complete?
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Remove server just removes it from the list; you would use this if you were going to move it to another HyperV server.  Delete is the one you want.
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please note that delete or remove do NOT delete vhd files or snapshots,
you can do that manully by identifind those directory/files (full path in settings/IDE) and delete them
or use a script to do that
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